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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 30

SNUFF BOX, GOLD, PEARLS AND ENAMEL

Very fine, snuff-box; yellow gold, enamel and pearls.

Brand Illegible Maker's Mark

Year Circa 1790

Material 18K yellow gold, enamel and pearls

Dimensions 30.9 x 80 x 59.9 mm.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 11,875


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good


Notes

 18K yellow gold, varicoloured gold and enamel, horizontal oval-shaped snuff-box with hinged lid; cover, base and band decorated with green flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) panels and varicoloured gold chiselled motifs; in the centre, a vertical oval panel painted on enamel, inside a pearl-set frame, depicting a young woman carrying a basket of flowers, surrounded by two cupids, one of whom ignites two hearts near a couple of dove.